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Eclectic group becomes team through robotics camaraderie

A great melting pot of cultures and family backgrounds was on display Saturday when Luther Vaughan Elementary students competed in the county’s robotics competition.  More...

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Cornbread cook-off offers chance to win lots of cash and prizes

Cook with the best recipe will take home $5,000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Warm up your skillets! More...

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Meeting l The Daniel Morgan Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, 301 College Drive. More...

Sports

Miller makes final visits

With only days before commitments become official, Gaffney Shrine Bowl defensive end Jaylen Miller spent the weekend on official visits to the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, according to recruiting websites.  Th More...

Lady‘Cats capture region title

The Blacksburg girls varsity basketball team made another strong statement on Friday.  Jasmine Dameron scored 12 points, Anjana Davidson pulled down 17 rebounds and the Lady Wildcats elevated their defense to make crucial stops down the stretch More...

Lady Indians can’t overcome early deficit

The Gaffney girls varsity basketball team fell behind early and could never overcome that deficit in a 57-42 home loss to rival Spartanburg on Friday.  The Lady Indians trailed 18-6 at the end of the first quarter.  During the rest of the g More...

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That candy bar wasn’t coming out without a fight

I’m not a patient person and I don’t like wasting time because at my age, who knows how much I have left. I was kidding with one of the kids in church on Sunday while the choir was warming up. More...

TOM ROSSHIRT

The old (electoral) college try

Ever since their disappointing results in the November elections, Republicans have been doing what any competitor does after a loss: figuring out how to win the next one.  More...

Breaking News - 2/5/2013 3:23 PM

Son charged with murder in death of his 78-year-old mother

Police chief says Brandon Scott Knuckles admits to killing

The City of Gaffney Police Department announced Tuesday morning that investigators have charged Brandon Scott Knuckles with the murder of his 78-year-old mother, whose body was found stuffed in a trash can outside her Hetty Hill Street home Sunday. More...

Couple files lawsuit vs. wrong-way driver

A February 2010 accident on Interstate 85 involving a vehicle headed in the wrong direction has led to a lawsuit filed in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas.  More...

Officials break ground for new rec department building

Strong winds and cold temperatures didn’t stop Cherokee County Recreation District officials from having a groundbreaking ceremony for their new office building Friday morning.  The recreation district’s commissioners were on hand to More...

Local News

Homicides, suicides down in 2012, report shows

Local deaths due to homicide, suicide and accidents declined in 2012, although the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office saw its workload increase.  According to a year-end report from Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler, there were four homi More...

No layoffs announced at Gaffney Freightliner plant

The company that owns Freightliner could cut 1,300 jobs at its North American manufacturing facilities.  A vast majority of the pink slips would be handed out at Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) three North Carolina plants, according More...

‘Hilarity for Charity’ set Feb. 21

For the past decade, local youths by way of The Jerusalem Project have done their part to sow seed to the lives of neighbors in need.  As a result, the seed has brought fruit on their behalf, as an area utility cooperative wants to do its part t More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lloyd Hope, 81, Cleveland County native

Lloyd "Blukie" Hope, 81, of Blacksburg, formerly of Gastonia, N.C., passed away Jan. 31, 2013, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney.  He was born May 4, 1931 in Cleveland County, N.C., son of the late Lewis P. Hope and Lenorh Uren Hope. Mr. More...

Eva ‘Bunt’Wallace, retired from textiles

Eva “Bunt” Turner Wallace, 91, formerly of 400 Forest Lane Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Christopher Braniff, 57, born in England

BLACKSBURG – Christopher Joseph Patrick Braniff, 57, of 128 Daisy Lane, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Manchester, England, Mr. More...

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Alma Elementary

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Address: 213 Alma Street Gaffney, SC 29340 Phone: (864) 489-4742 Principal: Kim Camp Grades: 4K-5 Enrollment: 251 students   More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?